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  • John Paul

    MNC.org – Meet NGO Inc

    All Paths Lead to the BOP, by Jeb Brugmann originally appeared in the September issue of Alliance Magazine.While the media and public discourse has been accentuating the divide between the private sector and civil society, the trend in practice has been towards convergence. NGOs and...

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  • Rob Katz

    Al Hammond: The BOP is WorldChanging

    At last week’s Clinton Global Initiative in New York, NextBillion.net’s Al Hammond had the chance to sit down with Emily Gertz of WorldChanging. They discussed some of the “tools, models and ideas for building a better future” - and how they relate to the BOP - in an extended...

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  • Rob Katz

    Financial Times features BOP in special report

    The Financial Times? Special Report on Business and Development, published today, pulls together a host of NextBillion strategies,anecdotes, and prescriptions in one well-written package. Available to subscribers only, the 15-pagesection can be read by non-subscribers using a free...

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  • BOP Conferences: Engaging Private Sector “the only option”

    The BOP Conferences in Brazil and Mexico were a tremendous success. Brazil attracted over 550 attendees; Mexico over 300. WRI?s New Ventures project and our in-country partners (Fundacao Getulio Vargas and Fondo Mexicano para La Conservacion de la Naturaleza), with support from Ashoka and...

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  • John Paul

    BOP Database Launched

    The Nextbillion.net Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new BOP Activity Database. The Database tracks innovative enterprises that offer products and services to underserved communities in developing countries, and is searchable either by keyword or through a variety of pre-defined...

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  • John Paul

    Creating Jobs at the BOP

    This morning I read an article in the New York Times about a company that is providing English tutoring services to teenagers in California. What’s interesting is that the teachers all live in India, and communicate with their students using the Internet. Growing Stars pays its teachers a...

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  • Rob Katz

    Mobile telephony and pro-poor growth

    Ethan Zuckerman of the WorldChanging blog writes eloquentlyabout the importance of mobile phones in low-income communities. He identifies three factors critical to thespread of mobile telephony: new versus replacement infrastructure,pay-as-you-go pricing, and used phones.Zuckerman...

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  • Al Hammond

    Live from the BOP workshops in Mexico and Brazil

    Some 250 people packed a hotel conference center here in Mexico City to hear Professors Stu Hart and CK Prahalad and a host of Mexican government officials, corporate executives, and social entrepreneurs talk about the business and social opportunities represented by the base of the pyramid....

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